Archive for 2007

Peanut Butter Rudolph Christmas Cookies

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Here’s a quick idea for some holiday baking fun… I awoke the other day to my wife in the kitchen making these: You can either use store bought cookie dough, or you can whip up a batch peanut butter cookies yourself. You’ll also need mini-pretzels, chocolate chips, and red M&Ms. Step 1: Shape the dough […]

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Published on December 21st, 2007 - 3 Comments
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I Miss Snow

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I grew up in the Great White North, where snow is a major part of life. Sure, it could be a pain in the butt once you reached adulthood, but as a kid it was pretty much pure fun. And even as an adult, it provided instant urban renewal — an inch or two of […]

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Published on December 18th, 2007 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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Kid Hack: How to Get a Kid to Swallow a Large Pill

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For those of you that haven’t been following along, we just got over a nasty bout of Helicobacter pylori. The treatment for H. pylori is the so-called “triple therapy” of 30 mg Lansoprazole (Prevacid), 500 mg Clarithromycin (Biaxin Filmtab), and 2 x 500 mg Amoxicillin. This regimen is taken twice a daily for a total […]

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Published on December 6th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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From the Archives (November 25th – December 1st)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Installing a Basketball Hoop » Buying a Bearded Dragon And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Signup Bonuses for Business Credit Cards (Anyone can Apply) » New Passport Requirements for International […]

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Published on December 4th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Our Favorite Christmas DVDs

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In no particular order: » Elf » How the Grinch Stole Christmas » Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer » Frosty the Snowman

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Published on November 30th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Fun,Gift Ideas,Reviews
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Carnivals – Week of 11/26/07

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Raising4Boys participated in four carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to my articles that were included in each. The Make it From Scratch Carnival included “Making Chili With Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey.” The Carnival of Family Life included “Helicobacter pylori Rears its Ugly Head.” The Carnival of Money Stories included “What’s the Right […]

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Published on November 29th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Shopping Tip: Amazon Price Drop Guarantee

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With the holiday shopping season fully upon us, I just thought I’d throw out this quick money-saving tip… As you may or may not know, Amazon has a 30 day price drop policy. In other words, if they lower their price on something that you’ve purchased within the past 30 days, they’ll issue a credit. […]

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Published on November 26th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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From the Archives (November 18th – November 24th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) posts from a year ago this past week: » Dookie, Dookie, Dookie » Dealing With a Finicky Four Year Old Eater » Kid Jokes: More Thanksgiving Jokes And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Standard Mileage Rate Increases for […]

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Published on November 25th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Making Chili With Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

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I love chili. As far as I’m concerned, nothing warms the soul quite like a steaming hot bowl of chili. So when we were looking for something to do with our leftover Thanksgiving turkey, my mind naturally drifted to… Chili!

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Published on November 24th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Recipes
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The Best of October 2007

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We’re a bit late with this, but here goes… October was another great month at Raising4Boys, thanks in large part to contributions from readers such as yourself. We just wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who stop by and comment. If you like what you see here, keep in mind that […]

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Published on November 24th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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